The first pottery studio for and by people of color
Community ceramics studios that prioritize people of color, beginners, and LGBTQ+ communities. We offer FUN classes, private parties, memberships & more. Help support our mission, everyone is welcome!
This was my first time trying pottery. It was very fun and the instructor was super friendly! Highly recommend.
This class was so wonderful! It reminded me how much I love the slow, unique nature of hand building.
First timer and went solo, very pleasant experience! Enjoyed the instructor and their style—very fun, educational, helpful, encouraged creativity with just enough structure. And got my email alert to pickup on time as promised!
Highly recommend this sculpting series! Adesina is a great instructor, she made me feel confident in my work while providing constructive feedback. She walks you through the process, starting from basic shapes and going into details. The class atmosphere is so relaxing and fun. The models were all great and I enjoyed hearing all their stories. I learned so much from Adesina and I will definitely be going back to continue to learn from her.
Angel was a hip and open minded ceramics teacher! Love my (going to be) 6 weeks of ceramics class - very therapeutic, creative, fun and makes you be present! I’d probably go onto the next class series when I’m ready for a weekly hobby-commitment :)
this is my second wheel class at pot la echo park and i’m already planning my third. pot la is such a welcoming, unique and fun environment and they remove a lot of the pressure on learning how to make ceramics. special shout-out to ollin!
Great class with friendly rapport and extremely knowledgeable and fun instructor. Always a pleasure to take classes here.
I had a lot of fun in this class and learned a lot. The instructor was really helpful and went at the perfect pace - not too fast and not too slow. I look forward to taking another class soon!
Such a fun time and learned a lot. Can’t wait to get back to the wheel! Clarke is a wonderful, knowledgeable and encouraging teacher.
This was such a fun experience! Good people and good times. I highly recommend taking any classes offered here!
This was a blast. So much fun using my hands, working with clay and making a pipe listening to music in a 420 friendly space. Super chill. Cool vibe. We had a great time!
The class was so fun & the teacher was so welcoming. I can't wait to come back!
I was able to practice things I learned in Wheel 1 and also build new skills. The teachers are so supportive and helpful and make the learning process fun!
Soooo fun!! My instructor was ahhhmazinggg!! I loved how he is doing a passion passed down from his dad!
Loved it! Had lots of fun and appreciated the chill, creative space. :)
Never tried pottery before?
Plenty of beginners classes - BYOB!
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Our mission is to cultivate pleasure, community, and new career paths in pottery for BIPOC communities while breaking opportunity cycles in our industry. We felt a need for spaces that feel fun and empowering for those marginalized in most ceramic spaces, namely people of color, the queer community, and the youth. Our belief in the transformative effects of fun and pleasure greatly inform our intentional and unique programming. We also believe in making pottery accessible to our communities and do so through our non-profit arm, The POTluck Initiative. We offer scholarships for students and members, free workshops for our communities, work-trade programs, and career training. Arts degrees can be expensive and a privilege to attain, so we do not require them for hiring and are willing to train persons who do not have degrees but display interest, skill, and love for pottery.